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    Figures of speech say one thing in terms of something else, such as when an overeager funeral director is described as a vulture. Meyer says that although “figures of speech are indirect, they are designed to clarify, not obscure, our understanding of what they describe”. For example: Literal: “The dinner strongly expressed anger at the waiter”. Figurative: “The dinner leaped from his table and roared at the waiter.” The figurative statement is more vivid because it creates a picture of ferocious

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    For a person like me majoring in Computer Science, this talk highlighted the importance of presenting ideas to the world. Chris in his professional world is certainly a genius roboticist, but in this talk, he has to approach a wider audience, to show the product of his effort to the world. So, he used different rhetorically effective approaches like metaphors, contrasts to illustrate how self-driving can make commutes safe, and be usable for a versatile group of people. Moreover, people like me majoring

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    Synecdoche In Poetry

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    of a synecdoche both Walt Whitman in “I Hear America Singing” and Langston Hughes in “I, Too” answer the diverse question of what and who are Americans. Walt Whitman who is the author of “I Hear America Singing” was born May 31st, 1819 in West Hills, Long

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    "The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor." [It is] "a sign of real genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilars." Aristotle in Poetics. Poetry is language that says more than ordinary language. It uses figures of speech. Each figure of speech may suggest several meanings with minimal words. It uses words with strong connotations and these words appeal to the reader's emotions. The language in poetry is strong. The Oxford English

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    Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer

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    Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer Ferdinand de Saussure developed his "theory of the sign" as part of a more general course on linguistics he taught in the nineteenth century.  The "sign" represents the arbitrary relationship between the signifier (a word, or even a sound), and the signified (the meaning we give to the word or sound in our minds).  For example, the word "can" signifies a cylindrical container to me, but could mean something entirely different to someone who does not

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    Heorot as a Synecdoche in Beowulf

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    The mead-hall, Heorot, functions as a synecdoche throughout the story Beowulf, representing the warrior culture of the Scandinavians. It is used as a tool by the authors to criticize the flaws of the Nordic culture while emphasizing the superiority of Christianity. In the poem, the main character, the warrior Beowulf, is tasked with liberating the great mead-hall, Heorot, from the mighty demon known as Grendel—a task in which he is successful. However, the way the mead-hall portrays the Anglo-Saxon’s

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    Like most great art, Charlie Kaufman’s brilliant movie Synecdoche, NY stimulates contemplation about some of life’s deeper questions. What does it mean to be in the world? What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of death? The movie does not answer these questions. In fact, director Charlie Kaufman shares the postmodern viewpoint that Truth and Reality (i.e. the answers) as some objective ideal outside of everyday life/language and individual perspective do not even exist. The movie

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    Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is a sequence of confusing scenes of a man’s life that seems to be coming to an end in a rush of time as he loses his spirit, his drive and even his mind. The fluidity of time will give us a look into how Caden’s life will soon fall apart. The mental and physical illnesses Caden experiences are all signs that he is on his way to his grave. Caden Cotard is a theater director who is fresh off his last successful production of Death of a Salesman. He was presented

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    For My Daughter Analysis

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    In Weldon Kees’ poem, “For My Daughter,” the narrator speaks of the bleak, dismal, and pessimistic future they envision for their daughter. Kees conveys this poem’s message of the future through the usage of rhyme, cacophony, alliteration and synecdoche. Kees uses end rhymes throughout the poem to compare and place emphasis on certain words. While all of the lines rhyme with at least one other, there is a specific example of end rhyme in lines seven and nine: “Parched years that I have seen / Death

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    fearful imagery with intention to show how cruel the racists are.  The symbolism used in the poem aims to cover what is primarily the cause of fear: color. At last he uses an unforeseen synecdoche as a way to portray the daughter. The poem embarks on an eye opening journey with fearful imagery, symbolism, unforeseen synecdoche, and irony to show how white supremacy prevails over society.     Symbols of attack one imagistically used to illustrate control over African-Americans. The speaker adds words like

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